So you are visiting the beautiful Pink City for just a day ? Confused about what all you should cover and what all you shouldnt, the team at Le Pension has put together the best possible itinerary for you to cover all the major attractions that the city has to offer making sure you get the opportunity to absorb the glorious culture, the magnificent architecture and the lip smacking tasty food of the city of Joypurrr.
So here it goes…
Get up at 7:30 AM and enjoy the sumptuous breakfast on the terrace of Le Pension, Jaipur
Get ready by 8:30 AM, take a rickshaw and leave for Shyam Nagar Metro Station (at a distance of 1 Km from Le Pension, Jaipur)
First pit stop – City Palace, Jaipur
- How to Reach – From Shyam Nagar Metro Station take metro to Chandpole Metro station (7.5 Kms, 15 minutes travel time). City Palace is a short walk from the Chandpole Station, visitors can either choose to walk down or take a rickshaw
- Time spent at City Palace – 1 hour
- Things to do – Inside the complex are decorative state rooms, art museums, extensive armoury and the world’s largest silver object – a giant water vessel . A must visit for everyone looking to explore Jaipur’s history, heritage and world famous architecture.
Second pit stop – Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
- How to reach – Jantar Mantar is just a two minute walk from City Palace
- Time at Jantar Mantar – 30 mins
- Things to do – Famous for its set of 17th century astronomical instruments that include the world’s largest sundial, Jantar Mantar is the perfect place for science aficionados. The precise celestial movements of the sundial were believed to aid with the prediction of fate and these were the most sophisticated instruments up until the modern era. The fact that it is a UNESCO World heritage site only adds to the attraction
Third pit stop – Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
- How to reach – Hawa Mahal is 500 m away from Jantar Mantar. You can either walk or take an auto.
- Time at Hawa Mahal – 40 mins
- Things to do – The Hawa Mahal was built exclusively for Maharajah’s wives to get a flavour of Jaipur’s daily life. The highly decorative exterior clubbed with large windows built to facilitate flow of air throughout kept the viewing areas cool. What makes Hawa Mahal a must visit is the adjoining Badi Chaupar market that is a must visit for travellers looking to explore Rajasthani ethnic dresses, blankets, the famous Jaipuri Rajai’s made using up to half kg of cotton with traditional block prints like Bagru & Sanganeri prints. The males can shop for the uber cool Rajasthani Jootis, don’t forget to bargain though!
Fourth pit stop – Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar
Around 1:30 PM, head for a sumptuous lunch at the famous Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar, slightly expensive however a must visit for their amazing chaats and sweets. For the more adventurous, one could explore the by lanes surrounding Hama Mahal and surrounding areas for some yummy local food like kachoris and samosas, contact our front desk for some must have suggestions ;). One simply cannot miss the roadside Nimbu Sharbats (Lime water), however make sure to ask for mineral water, these are perfect thirst quenchers during the hot summers.
Fifth pit stop – Johari Bazaar, Jaipur
It would be a shame to not indulge in some shopping while in Old Jaipur, after your lunch at Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar one can explore the surrounding area known as Johari Bazaar. Home to the best of Jewellery, ethnic clothes, handicrafts and footwear showrooms, Johari Bazaar is a shopper’s paradise. Women travellers are sure to drool over the magnificent Rajasthani dresses and the world famous designer Jewellery.
So still left with some fuel?
Let’s explore the magnificent palaces of Jaipur that we hear about all the time.
Sixth pit stop – Amer Fort, Jaipur
- How to reach – Amer Fort is 8 Kms from Johari Bazaar. One can take an auto or taxi.
- Time at Amer Fort – 1.5 hours
- Things to do – The route passes through the beautiful Jal Mahal (water palace), set in the centre of Lake Mansagar and is one of the most photographed monuments in Jaipur. The magnificent Amer Fort is largely made up of a royal palace, built from pale yellow and pink sandstone and white marble, and divided into four main sections, each with its own courtyard. You can trudge up to the fort from the road in about 10 minutes, but riding up on elephant back is very popular. Also don’t miss the absolutely stunning light show in the evening.
Time to head back home!
Back to Le Pension
- Travel – Take an auto or cab to the Chandpole metro station from Amer Fort (10 – 11Km). Take the metro from Chandpole and get down at Shyam Nagar Metro Station.
- Things to do – A chilled beer on our terrace or the common lounge clubbed with some yummy food and music/movie is the perfect sign off to your day. One can either choose from our in house choice of sandwiches, omelettes and shakes or order some food to be delivered home.